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Ashby v Slipper: court dismissal and no winners — least of all taxpayers

There have been no winners from the James Ashby v Peter Slipper sexual harassment case, which was thrown out of the Federal Court this morning. Crikey was in court for the verdict.

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‘Clusterfuck’: how the media slipped up on the Speaker saga

They were the text messages that brought down the Speaker, making political history. So why did most of the media miss them?

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Those Slipper texts and a life of decision in women’s mags

Crikey’s publisher (and former women’s magazine editor) wasn’t personally affronted by the Peter Slipper text message — but it is entirely understandable many people were.

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How the media paints Gillard

Gillard’s anti-misogyny speech  John Wallace writes: Re. “Crikey says: why Gillard both won and lost yesterday” (editorial, yesterday). You write that Julia Gillard “offered this speech in the context of defending a man for gross s-xism” (Slipper), but there is nothing in her speech to support this conclusion. She indicated clearly her repugnance over Slipper’s texts and […]

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Mussels off the menu on the ABC

Yet Crikey suspects many media consumers, especially those who rely on the broadcast media for news, would be utterly confused about exactly why Peter Slipper resigned from the speaker’s chair.

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So Peter Slipper slides out — was it all worth it?

Peter Slipper’s departure from the speaker’s chair enables an assessment of exactly what Labor got from him and what price it paid. So was it all worth it?

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Sentia Media index: Gillard, Abbott war captivates press, talkback

Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott were at war in Parliament yesterday, and led media mentions for the week after a fiery few days in parliament, writes Sentia Media’s John Chalmers.

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Media briefs: Slipper txt-gate … rats in the ranks … Big Bird and Barack …

Why are mussels off the menu at the ABC? Newspapers have run Peter Slipper’s lewd comment on female genitalia — which cost him his job — but the TV stations have remained prudish.

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Crikey says: why Gillard both won and lost yesterday

Julia Gillard won hearts and lost the debate yesterday: Susan Mitchell and Bernard Keane on how. The polls in the US are turning for Mitt Romney. We explain how big polluters are winning under the RET. And why texting is a very serious business for kids (as well as Peter Slipper).

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Gillard fires up, Slipper fired: the pundits’ verdict

Julia Gillard’s impassioned attack on Tony Abbott and Peter Slipper’s resignation fired up political pundits. Who won the politics on a dramatic parliamentary day?

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Tanner, Assange, Slipper and Labor: think globally, hacks locally

Lindsay Tanner’s critique of Labor has much to recommend it, but the week saw some interesting twists on one of his themes.

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Shield laws on trial in Peter Slipper case

The Peter Slipper case today will be the first test of the shield laws since their introduction.

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Slipper, the staffer and the journalist: how close is too close?

The Peter Slipper affair hasn’t only raised questions about sexual harassment — it’s re-opened a debate almost as old as journalism itself: how close should reporters get to their sources in their bid to break a story?

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Ashby is no Grech moment…unless you’re Mal Brough

The Ashby saga is unlikely to do much damage to the opposition but it will do plenty to Mal Brough, once touted as a future leader.

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With Thomson teetering, Gillard’s $1 pokies option remains live

Breaking the pokies promise reinforced the PM’s untrustworthiness and Wilkie went on to vote with the opposition on the question of suspending Thomson from Parliament.

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A budget day of biblical proportions

March 22. The last time parliament sat. And lo, many things have come to pass since then.

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Slipper slips and Shorten’s odds shorten

Headline issues aside, Bill Shorten received much on-air attention over revived ALP leadership speculation and his bid to put the HSU into administration.

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Gillard could not the pick the winner of a one-horse race

Crikey reads have their say.

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CriIn politics, a fine line between truth and a joke

Federal politics has become, if not quite a joke, then something no longer serious. Voters are increasingly regarding politics with contempt.

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Desperate times for a dying prime ministership

The stench of death pervades the Gillard government. Yesterday’s events were acts of desperation.

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Thomson & Slipper: desperate times for a desperate govt

The Gillard government has been, in policy terms, a good one. But the political tactical judgment of the Prime Minister has always been profoundly flawed, writes Bernard Keane.

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Matters for judgment for Labor MPs

Labor has increased the chances of an early election with its poor judgment over Andrew Wilkie.

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Slipper and the presumption of innocence

Crikey readers have their say.

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Almost a leadership challenge story

I’ve been watching and waiting for the first Prime Ministerial leadership challenge story of autumn and nearly found it this morning

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Windsor’s right, Slipper should stand aside for now

Peter Slipper should stand aside from the Speakership until both the matters he currently faces have been resolved.

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